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Hine Cognac


Hine Cognac

Det statelige House of HINE er smukt situeret på bredden af floden Charente dybt inde i Cognac-distriktet. I husets gamle kældre har lidet ændret sig i 250 år. Her ligger de fineste årgange trygt bag lås og slå.

HINE er en af de ældste huse i Jarnac, og gennem seks generationer har familien forfinet kunsten at producere de ultimative luksus cognac’er. Som de siger: “Vi producerer kun lidt, men vi gør det perfekt. Vi koncentrerer os om det essentielle, men gemmer kun det exceptionelle. Vi bruger alle vore ressourcer på at skabe
cognac’er, der hver især er helt unikke af deres art.” Denne noble filosofi har givet HINE et fortjent ry blandt verdens ægte Cognac-connaisseurs. For HINE er kun det bedste godt nok. Man producerer naturligvis udelukkende på Grand og Petite Champagne cru’s. Og som familietraditionen dikterer, lagrer man konsekvent
den ædle most længere, end loven kræver. Dét kan smages!

The House of HINE is located deep in cognac country on the banks of the River Charente and very little has changed over the last 250 years. The ancient cellars which are kept locked protect some of the very best luxury vintages while one of the oldest houses in Jarnac remain the headquarters of the company. 

For more than two centuries the Hine family has remained unchanged until English designer Russel Sage came to the place to freshen it up. Sage was well known for his taste in antique textiles along with the finest in luxury and ancient buildings. The mingled British traditions such as the likes of Savile Row which its bespoke hand tailoring with British eccentricity. This approach was in line with that of HINE and made way for an original interior design style of the house which produces some of the very best cognac in the world. 

The cognac region lies in the south west of France. In 1909 the appellation was defined and divided into six regions which were in accordance with the style of the cognac produced. The finest and very best if these was the Grande Champagne and the Petite Champagne which were elegant and very delicate cognac that came with flowery rich aromas and the superb potential to age. The House of HINE specializes in cognac from both of these areas. 

In the region the soil which is chalky is one of the key factors to producing some of the very best luxury cognac as it acts as a sponge that takes in water and retains it before gradually releasing it during dry weather. One of the main varieties of grapes used is the Ugni Blanc which produces a white wine with suitable strength and a fine bouquet. The grapes are picked by hand and put gently into a press which extracts the juice pneumatically. This is a natural process which generally takes place over a week. Following fermentation the vat is filled and very tightly sealed. The wine is translucent, fruity and dry with little alcohol and is perfect for distilling. 

Only the very best luxury wines are chosen for distillation and this process ensures that only the finest and highest quality is used to produce cognac. The distillation is carried out in two stages using a process from the 16th century of a naked flame. cognac is carefully blended from two of the finest of crus in large vats made of oak. They are then out into casks and aged from between six to nine months until perfect. HINE cognac has been acknowledged around the world and awarded with some of the most prestigious of awards including being in the first place in China in their 2009 top 100.

For over two centuries, the Hine family home remained largely unchanged. But then experimental English designer Russell Sage, known for his love of antique textiles, ancient buildings and the finer things in life, was brought in to give the place fresh new appeal. He combined the ‘best of British’ traditions (the likes of Savile Row bespoke tailoring, hand-made shoes and city shirts) with out-and-out British eccentricity. His unorthodox approach — much in line with HINE’s — gave rise to a delightfully original interior design style.
Generation to generation

Thomas Hine earned a reputation for being a serious, hard worker, but not lacking in a good sense of humour. His in-depth knowledge of finance and business, good commercial sense together with his French and English skills gave him special status. He expanded what was to become the traditional business of the HINE company; making bespoke cognacs for English wine merchants. When his father-in-law died, his mother-in-law chose Thomas — rather than one of her own sons — to take charge of the family cognac business. 

In 1817, Thomas gave his name to the company: Thomas Hine & Co. Just a few years later, in 1822, he died of pneumonia at the age of 47, thirty years after he first arrived in Jarnac. His eldest son, Thomas Georges, just old enough to take over the reins of the company was to succeed him, thus continuing the extraordinary story of the Hine family and HINE cognac — today with its sixth generation. Today the expertise of the family ancestors continues to live on through Thomas Hine’s direct descendents. 

Each family member has contributed to the HINE story:

Thomas Édouard Hine (1837-1914): He created Triomphe in 1888 to celebrate the revival of the vineyards in the Cognac region following the devastation wrought by the phylloxera crisis. 

Isaac Georges Hine (1843-1902): He registered the HINE stag emblem as their trademark in 1867. 

Georges Thomas Hine (1881-1940): He developed markets for HINE in Russia, Germany, Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Belgium in the early 20th century. In 1920, he created Antique, the most well-known of HINE’s cognacs

François Thomas Hine (1908-1983): He created Family Reserve in 1936 to meet a special request made by a famous client in New York. He opened up the American market at the end of Prohibition in 1933 and introduced HINE cognac to China in 1951. 

Robert Hine (1912-1994): Robert Hine developped the shipping in bottles and the first advertising campaign for HINE (1946). 

Bernard Thomas Hine (1939): Bernard Thomas Hine is the current Hine family member. His renowned cognac creations include Rare, Mariage and Talent. In keeping with the HINE values, he has pursued his passion for single vintage cognacs — which are officially recognised — thus upholding and furthering the great family tradition. 

In the 1960′s, Bernard Thomas Hine added central Europe to the long, growing list of HINE markets, while continuing to develop HINE’s prestige and reputation across the globe.


  • Hine RARE The Original French Cognac 70 cl 40%
    Item no.: 22227865491-61-2
    Cognac name: Hine RARE The Original
    Age: NA
    Grape: Grande & Petite Champagne grapes
    Type: France Cognac Fine Champagne
    Alc. strength: 40 %
    70 cl.
    Other: RARE The Original
    • 1pcs.
  • Hine VSOP H by Hine French Cognac 70 cl 40%
    Item no.: 22227865491-50
    Hine VSOP H by Hine French Cognac 70 cl 40%

    Hine VSOP Cognac also called "H by Hine" Cognac - is a perfect blend of more than 15 Petite Champagne cognacs, the youngest of which is 4 years old. H by HINE is the best entry point to HINE's products. The scent is full of flowers, the taste is silky smooth with notes of vanilla. Superb on its own, brilliant in the increasingly popular Cognac cocktails. H by HINE has won a gold medal at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge 2007

    Cognac name: HINE Cognac - H by Hine
    Age: min. 4 years
    Grape: Petite Champagne
    Type: VSOP - Fine Champagne
    Alc. strength: 40%
    70 cl.

    Are you looking for cognac in the classifications Cognac VS, Cognac VSOP and Cognac XO? has everything in cognac that can be enjoyed on the chesterfield sofa with the right cognac glasses from Riedel.
    • 1pcs.
  • Hine XO Antique French Cognac 70 cl 40%
    Item no.: 22227865491-51
    Hine Cognac ANTIQUE XO is HINE's flagship, which was first blended by Thomas George HINE in 1920. A fantastic blend of more than 40 cognacs harvested from both the Grande and Petite Champagne districts - and aged for more than one generation! ANTIQUE XO is light and refined on the nose with intense, spicy notes of vanilla. The taste is complex, nicely balanced, soft, flattering and sumptuous. A Cognac that you sit for a long time. ANTIQUE XO has won several gold medals, including at The International Wine and Spirits Competition 2004

    Cognac name: HINE X.O. Cognac - Antique
    Type: XO - Grande Champagne
    Alc. strength: 40%
    70 cl.

    Are you looking for cognac in the classifications Cognac VS, Cognac VSOP and Cognac XO? has everything in cognac that can be enjoyed on the chesterfield sofa with the right cognac glasses from Riedel.
    • 1pcs.